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Bodies

Bodies

Exploring Fluid Boundaries

  • Author: Robyn Longhurst
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134656920
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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This is one of the first books to introduce students to the key concepts and debates surrounding the relationship between bodily boundaries, abject materiality and spaces. The text includes original interview and focus group data informed by feminist theory on the body and uses case studies to illustrate the social construction of bodies. It will critically engage students in topical questions around sexuality, cultural differences and women's sub-ordination to men.

Siam Mapped

Siam Mapped

A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation

  • Author: Thongchai Winichakul
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824819743
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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This study of nationhood explores the 19th-century confrontation of ideas that transformed the kingdom of Siam into the modern conception of a nation. Siam Mapped demonstrates that the physical and political definition of Thailand on which other works are based is anachronistic.

Approaches to Human Geography

Approaches to Human Geography

Philosophies, Theories, People and Practices

  • Author: Stuart C. Aitken,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 147390742X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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"The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective." - Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it: Section One – Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies Section Two – People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts Section Three – Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.

Geographies of Consumption

Geographies of Consumption

  • Author: Juliana Mansvelt
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761974307
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 190
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An overview of the research into consumer behaviour and the use of space, including the internet, identity, connections through commodity chains, commercial culture and morality.

A Companion to Feminist Geography

A Companion to Feminist Geography

  • Author: Lise Nelson,Joni Seager
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405137363
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 640
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A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.

Space, Place, and Sex

Space, Place, and Sex

Geographies of Sexualities

  • Author: Lynda Johnston,Robyn Longhurst
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742555129
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 195
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This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst highlight the complex nature of sex and sexuality and how they are connected to both virtual and physical spaces and places. Their aim is to enrich our understanding of sexual identities and practices—whether they be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, asexual, queer, or heterosexual. Drawing on a diverse array of historical and contemporary examples, the authors argue convincingly that sexual politics permeate all places and spaces at every level of geographical scale. Thus, they illustrate, sexuality affects the way people live in and interact with space and place, as space and place in turn affect people's sexuality.

Fluid Ontologies

Fluid Ontologies

Myth, Ritual, and Philosophy in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

  • Author: Laurence Goldman,Chris Ballard
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897895576
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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In developing regions of the world, understanding how indigenous populations manifest their worldviews is imperative before implementing new social policies. This book comes at a critical juncture in the study of anthropology in Papua New Guinea. For almost three decades Melanesian ethnologists have compiled separate ethnographic monographs detailing how society x or y compels us to reconsider particular issues. This study builds upon that corpus of data.

Translocal Geographies

Translocal Geographies

Spaces, Places, Connections

  • Author: Ayona Datta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317007050
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

Spaces of Geographical Thought

Spaces of Geographical Thought

Deconstructing Human Geography's Binaries

  • Author: Paul Cloke,Ron Johnston
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412933927
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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Spaces of Geographical Thought examines key ideas – like space and place - which inform the geographic imagination. The text: discusses the core conceptual vocabulary of human geography: agency: structure; state: society; culture: economy; space: place; black: white; man: woman; nature: culture; local: global; and time: space; explains the significance of these binaries in the constitution of geographic thought; and shows how many of these binaries have been interrogated and re-imagined in more recent geographical thinking. A consideration of these binaries will define the concepts and situate students in the most current geographical arguments and debates. The text will be required reading for all modules on the philosophy of geography and on geographical theory.

Sports Geography

Sports Geography

  • Author: John Bale
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0419252304
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 196
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Looks at the impact geography has on sports around the world.

Deterritorializing/Reterritorializing

Deterritorializing/Reterritorializing

Critical Geography of Educational Reform

  • Author: Nancy Ares,Edward Buendía,Robert Helfenbein
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9463009779
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 8
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This volume features scholars who use a critical geography framework to analyze how constructions of social space shape education reform. In particular, they situate their work in present-day neoliberal policies that are pushing responsibility for economic and social welfare, as well as education policy and practice, out of federal and into more local entities. States, cities, and school boards are being given more responsibility and power in determining curriculum content and standards, accompanied by increasing privatization of public education through the rise of charter schools and for-profit organizations’ incursion into managing schools. Given these pressures, critical geography’s unique approach to spatial constructions of schools is crucially important. Reterritorialization and deterritorialization, or the varying flows of people and capital across space and time, are highlighted to understand spatial forces operating on such things as schools, communities, people, and culture. Authors from multiple fields of study contribute to this book’s examination of how social, political, and historical dimensions of spatial forces, especially racial/ethnic and other markers of difference, shape are shaped by processes and outcomes of school reform.

Doing Gender, Doing Geography

Doing Gender, Doing Geography

Emerging Research in India

  • Author: Saraswati Raju,Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136197362
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 318
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Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and orthodox in methodology, has been unable to destabilise the established disciplinary order. However, with younger scholars becoming increasingly interested in studying gender in geography, novel and innovative methods that include combinations of quantitative and qualitative analyses, visual sources and in-depth case studies are being tried out and accepted in geography despite its masculine legacy. This pioneering study brings together Indian geographers’ contributions to understanding gender, and through them, seeks to enrich the discipline of geography. It engages with the recent ‘spatial turn’ in the social sciences, which has reclaimed the explanatory power of space and place in social theory that had been nearly lost to deconstructive postmodernist scholarship. The volume draws entirely from the Indian scholarship, showcasing contextualised knowledge production, but hopes to initiate a a dialogue with scholars elsewhere working with feminist methodologies.

Moving Through Modernity

Moving Through Modernity

Space and Geography in Modernism

  • Author: Andrew Thacker
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719053092
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 245
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The first full-length account of modernism from the perspective of literary geography.

Plastic Bodies

Plastic Bodies

Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil

  • Author: Emilia Sanabria
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822374196
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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In Plastic Bodies Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become central to contemporary understandings of the body, class, gender, sex, personhood, modernity, and Brazilian national identity. Through interviews with women and doctors; observations in clinics, research centers and pharmacies; and analyses of contraceptive marketing, Sanabria traces the genealogy of menstrual suppression, from its use in population control strategies in the global South to its remarketing as a practice of pharmaceutical self-enhancement couched in neoliberal notions of choice. She links the widespread practice of menstrual suppression and other related elective medical interventions to Bahian views of the body as a malleable object that requires constant work. Given this bodily plasticity, and its potentially limitless character, the book considers ways to assess the values attributed to bodily interventions. Plastic Bodies will be of interest to all those working in medical anthropology, gender studies, and sexual and reproductive health.

Hybrid Geographies

Hybrid Geographies

Natures Cultures Spaces

  • Author: Sarah Whatmore
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847876781
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 226
  • View: 9334
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`Hybrid Geographies is one of the most original and important contributions to our field in the last 30 years. At once immensley provocative and productive, it is written with uncommon clarity and grace, and promises to breathe new life not only into geographical inquiry but into critical practice across the spectrum of the humanities and social sciences - and beyond. An extraordinary achievement' - Professor Derek Gregory, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia Hybrid Geographies critically examines the `opposition' between nature and culture, the material and the social, as represented in scientific, environmental and popular discourses. Demonstrating that the world is not an exclusively human achievement, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation between human and non-human, the social and the material, showing how they are intimately and variously linked. General arguments - informed by work in critical geography, feminist theory, environmental ethics, and science studies - are illustrated throughout with detailed case-study material. This exemplifies the two core themes of the book: a consideration of hybridity (the human/non-human relation) and of the `fault-lines' in the spatial organization of society and nature. Hybrid Geographies is essential reading for students in the social sciences with an interest in nature, space and social theory.

An Introduction to Political Geography

An Introduction to Political Geography

Space, Place and Politics

  • Author: Martin Jones,Rhys Jones,Michael Woods
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415250764
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 202
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An Introduction to Political Geography provides a broad-based introduction to how power interacts with space; how place influences political identities; and how policy creates and remoulds territory. By pushing back the boundaries of what we conventionally understand as political geography, the book emphasizes the interactions between power, politics and policy, space, place and territory in different geographical contexts. This is both an essential text for political geographers and also a valuable resource for students of related fields with an interest in politics and geography.

Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies

Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies

Creative Collaborations

  • Author: Tasha Colbert,Cornelia Bent
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317196597
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 186
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Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations offers an in-depth insight into cross-modality and transdisciplinary practice in the arts therapies. Including contributions from drama, music, dance movement and art therapists, as well as professionals from related disciplines, it vividly demonstrates how the alchemy of these collaborations produces innovative interventions and new approaches to working with clients. Compelling examples of collaborative practice cover a variety of client groups, ranging from Syrian refugee children and women with eating disorders, to homeless war veterans and sex offenders.?Together, the authors make the case for the effectiveness of cross-modal and transdisciplinary approaches when working with otherwise hard-to-reach and complex populations. This book is a guide to good practice and an invaluable resource for both experienced arts therapists and those new to the field. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Transnational Lives

Transnational Lives

Expatriates in Indonesia

  • Author: Anne-Meike Fechter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317006798
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 190
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Privileged migrants, such as expatriates living abroad, are typically associated with lives of luxury in exotic locations. This fascinating and in-depth study reveals a more complex reality. By focusing on corporate expatriates the author provides one of the first book length studies on 'transnationalism from above'. The book draws on the author's extended research among the expatriate community in Jakarta, Indonesia. The findings, which relate to expatriate communities worldwide, provide a nuanced analysis of current trends among a globally mobile workforce. While acknowledging the potentially empowering impact of transnationalism, the author challenges current paradigms by arguing that the study of elite migration shows that transnational lives do not always entail fluid identities but the maintenance of boundaries - of body, race and gender. The rich ethnographic data adds a critical dimension to studies of migration and transnationalism, filling a distinct gap in terms of theory and ethnography. Written in an engaging and accessible style the book will be of interest to academics and students, particularly in anthropology, migration studies and human geography.

Marriage, Migration and Gender

Marriage, Migration and Gender

  • Author: Rajni Palriwala,Patricia Uberoi
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
  • ISBN: 9352801393
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 364
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This is the final volume in the five volume series on Women and Migration in Asia. The articles in this volume bring a gender-sensitive perspective to bear on aspects of marriage and migration in intra- and transnational contexts. In particular, they consider: a) how, given specific rules of marriage and (post-marital) residence, the institution of marriage may itself entail women's migration; b) how marriage can be used as an individual and family strategy to facilitate migration, and conversely, how migration may become an important factor in the making of marriages; c) the fluid boundaries between matchmaking and trafficking in the context of migration; d) the political economy of marriage transactions; and finally, more broadly, e) the impact of intra- and transnational migration on the institution of marriage, family relations and kinship networks. While most of the articles here concern marriage in the context of transnational migration, it is important- given the reality of uneven development within the different countries of the Asian region - to emphasise the overlap and commonality of issues in both intra- and international contexts.

Social Geographies

Social Geographies

From Difference to Action

  • Author: Ruth Panelli
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761968948
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 287
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How do we describe ourselves? Where have we, do we, will we, live our lives? Why are the differences between people a source of tension? How can social change occur? Social geography can assist in addressing these questions. It provides ways of understanding and living in our contemporary world. Providing students with the resources to understand both the theoretical and empirical approaches social geographers take when investigating social difference, this text outlines key theoretical approaches and traces the core geographies of difference: class, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. It concludes by showing how geographers work across these ideas of difference to understand questions of identity, power and action. Using illustrative examples from around the world, Social Geographies includes: - Individual chapters on the main theoretical approaches to difference - Individual chapters on the key concepts of identity, power and action - Reviews of the core literature, with suggestions for further reading - Biographies of key contemporary social geographers - Glossary of key terms For students beginning human geography courses, or in social geography modules, this book is the essential primer.